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Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!

Upcoming Events

  • Women Do News Board meeting

    June 2nd, 2022  2:00 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PDT

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust.Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See all of our events.

  • Women Do News Board meeting

    July 7th, 2022  2:00 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PDT

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust.Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See all of our events.


We’ve got news.

  • Changing the Face of News

    Gather, a a collaborative project led by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism & Communication, hosted Women Do News and The 19th for a lightning chat about women in media. Agora’s Regina Lawrence moderated a conversation with Alexandra Smith of The 19th and Women Do News board members Angilee Shah […]

  • AEJMC 2022 Midwinter Conference: Correcting the record

    Board member Jareen Imam and board chair Angilee Shah led a workshop at the AEJMC 2022 Midwinter Conference. What’s AEJMC, you ask? It’s the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the organization for educators, students and media professionals who are training the next generation of journalists. If you are signed up for Women […]

  • Database and digital pro? Women Do News needs your help! (We’re hiring a consultant.)

    Women Do News, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the digital profiles of female and nonbinary journalists online, has been mobilizing volunteers to increase the representation of women journalists on Wikipedia for the past two years. We organize edit-a-thons, host training sessions, speak at panels, and more by using a variety of technical tools to […]


Volunteers with Women Do News collaborate on creating Wikipedia entries for women journalists during an edit-a-thon in New York City.

Our Mission: Women Do News works to raise the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.

Why it matters: Visibility on Wikipedia is paramount in driving gender parity in journalism leadership. Presently, fewer than 20% of Wikipedia biographies are females and this imbalance extends to women in journalism, negatively impacting the perception about their contributions to the field. 

Background: Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, recognition, and income. The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.

Women Do News by the numbers…

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